August 9, 2018

Hacking the ocean’s mysteries

A vast underwater network of systems and sensors are capturing rich, never-before-accessible data from the mysterious world beneath our oceans. To build a stronger community of scientists using that data, oceanographers will convene at the UW for Oceanhackweek, five intensive days of collaborative investigations and tutorials in modern data analysis tools and techniques.

Read more about the hackweek

June 22, 2018

Accelerate your research with computing tools and resources

Two Computer Scientists Choose Between Printed Circuit Boards

Explore the research computing resources available and take advantage of one-on-one consultation and expert computing advice. Find out how Hyak, the UW’s on-site supercomputer, and cloud computing solutions, can advance your research. Learn about on-site large-scale storage and the high speed research network.

May 17, 2018

Detecting fake profiles on online social networks

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A new method that uses machine learning to detect fake users on social networks has been developed by a team of researchers, including postdoctoral research fellow Michael Fire at the UW eScience Institute. The research uses an algorithm to improve the safety of these networks. Watch a video and learn more on the eScience website.

April 27, 2018

New funding to increase student access to Hyak supercomputer for data-driven research

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Students will have expanded access to the Hyak supercomputer’s massive-scale computing capabilities for data-driven scientific research and academic projects, thanks to $433 thousand in funding awarded by the Student Technology Fee (STF). The funding purchased additional Hyak computer nodes for the High Performance Computing (HPC) Club, a community of approximately 350 UW graduates and undergraduates…

April 20, 2018

A crystal ball for climate change

Flooding in downtown Snohomish in 2009

Learn how climate scientists are using the Hyak supercomputer to develop a model to help predict flood risk in the Pacific Northwest in the next century. What they’re discovering could help regional agencies like King County understand how to better prepare — influencing a range of changes, from regulating development on floodplains to building stronger…

March 16, 2018

Turning microbes into allies for a cleaner world

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A single scoop of sediment from the bottom of Lake Washington contains complex microbial communities that might hold the key to a cleaner world. Learn how UW researchers are using cloud computing to understand how to use these microbial communities to create a cleaner environment.

March 5, 2018

Join Microsoft experts at free Azure cloud computing workshop

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Learn to navigate powerful features offered by Azure cloud services at the Azure University cloud computing workshop on April 17 at UW Seattle’s Husky Union Building. Discover how to work with big data, mixed reality and visual intelligence using cloud computing in two 90-minute sessions led by Azure experts at Microsoft. The free event from…

February 1, 2018

Advance your research with SQLShare

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SQLShare, a web-based platform, offers a simple and secure way for UW researchers to manage, share and analyze research data and spares you the hassle of working with relational databases. Upload tabular data and start analyzing the data instantly in your browser. No hardware, no software to install and configure, and no database to design….

January 22, 2018

As internet traffic continues to grow UW-IT keeps pace with network improvements

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UW Seattle’s links to the internet now provide more capacity and redundancy to support the never-ending increase in workloads. UW-IT has reconfigured its networks so more net traffic is funneled via two separate 100-gigabit links connecting the Seattle campus to the Pacific Northwest Gigapop, which provides access to the national networks, including internet and high-performance…

January 18, 2018

Sign up for half-day Google Cloud Platform workshop on Feb.13

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Learn the basics of the Google Cloud Platform. The workshop for students and researchers will cover computing and storage resources, database services and cost calculation for cloud adoption. It takes place Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Data Science Studio on the sixth floor of the Physics/Astronomy Tower on the UW Seattle…

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